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Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

Stan Wawrinka was beaten 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on his return from injury. The Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion lost to 55th-ranked American Steve Johnson on the clay in Rome. The 33-year-old sat out ...

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'I was not ready to return and it backfired': Djokovic's confidence hit after surgery

Novak Djokovic blames his recent decline on a premature return from elbow surgery and says he is working hard to rediscover his winning form. Serbia’s former world number one, 30, returned to training two months after his January surgery and ...

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Briton Evans wins on return from drugs ban

Britain’s Dan Evans made a winning return from a drugs ban with victory in round one of qualifying for next week’s ATP Challenger Tour event in Glasgow. The 27-year-old, who was suspended for 12 months after testing positive for cocaine ...

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'Cocaine is a life-ruiner' – Evans set to return after drugs ban

Media playback is not supported on this device “If you saw the ruins it left behind, you’d be pretty confident I won’t take that drug again.” Last April, a month after reaching a career-high ranking of 41, Britain’s Dan Evans ...

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Punchestown Festival: Douvan to make long-awaited return

Former Arkle Trophy champion Douvan heads a four-strong challenge from trainer Willie Mullins for the big race on day one of the Punchestown Festival. The seven-time grade one winner will contest the Champion Chase alongside stablemates Min, Ballycasey and Un ...

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Cavendish to return at Tour de Yorkshire

Mark Cavendish will make his return from injury at the Tour de Yorkshire in May after recovering from breaking ribs in two high-speed accidents in March. The 32-year-old crashed at 55km/h on stage one of Tirreno-Adriatico and then somersaulted over ...

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Neymar optimistic about World Cup return

Brazil international Neymar hopes to be fit for this summer’s World Cup and says he will return to training from a broken foot on 17 May. The Paris St-Germain forward needed surgery on a broken metatarsal bone after being injured ...

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Evans set to return at Glasgow Trophy after drugs ban

Media playback is not supported on this device Former world number 41 Dan Evans is set to return from a one-year drugs ban as a wildcard entrant into the qualifying draw at the Glasgow Trophy on 28 April. The 27-year-old, ...

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Rafael Nadal: Davis Cup return for Spain star against Germany

World number one Rafael Nadal will play his first match since January’s Australian Open on Friday in Spain’s Davis Cup quarter-final. Nadal, 30, will face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in Valencia on the Spaniard’s favoured clay surface. The 16-time Grand Slam ...

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Masters 2018: Tiger Woods says Augusta return is 'crazy'

Tiger Woods says it is “crazy” he is playing at this year’s Masters, never mind being considered a favourite, given he could barely sit through last year’s annual champions dinner. The four-time champion, 42, had back surgery under a year ...

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